Ghost-hunting in Worthing

THE paranormal history of one of Worthing’s grandest buildings will be explored during a special ghost-hunting trip.

On October 22, the Paranormal Investigation Group Sussex (PIGS) will visit 18th-century manor house, Field Place, in a bid to find the supernatural – and the group is inviting people to join it.

Would-be ghost-hunters will be given the chance to join PIGS and perform “experiments”, using such equipment as EMS meters, monitors and dictaphones, among other things, to determine paranormal activity at Field Place.

Matt Laker, director of historical research at PIGS, said Field Place had been on the group’s “radar” for years because of a paranormal sighting there.

He said: “There was a sighting in 1996, which piqued our interest, so I contacted staff at Field Place and they were happy for us to do an investigation.

“It’s a place that has always interested me, because it’s this beautiful building here in Worthing.

“I did my research on the place and found this rich history going back hundreds of years and activity reported by staff and people who have used the place.

“It’s a brilliant opportunity to get other people involved in ghost hunting.”

PIGS was formed in 2006 by several ex-policeman who started the group as a team-building exercise, but continued to develop it when they realised how much they enjoyed ghost-hunting.

Since then, the seven members of PIGS have investigated areas across England.

The investigation, which costs £40 per person, will begin at 7.30pm and continue until 4am.

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